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be holding up a possible dole. or it could be a bunch of show before the united nations general assembly to get the families all upset again and to not send them back again and use them as a "chit," which they are using them. while the syrian governments slaughters their citizens the leaders are welcomed at the united nations. coming up the latest on the death toll and the possible push to punish the syrian regime. that's ahead along with bottom of the hour headlines on "studio b."h let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, helps cover some of the medical expenses... not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying up to thousands of dollars... out of your
week of the united nations general assembly is like a progressive dinner party without the progress. and they just go around and around. and i'm telling you, this is a boondoggle. you want to save money, make this meeting every other year because you really don't need it every year. the thing that is interesting about the orrin hatch piece is that they haven't had to do that before to threaten to cut off aid and vote for it in the house or senate because we never walked this far up to the line. the other development today was that abbas, the president of the palestinian authority, said he will not heed president obama's request to not call for the vote. and that is a different dynamic. we'll have to see how that shakes out. >> there was some poll that said four out of ten americans have no opinion on this matter. i'm kind of one of them. for americans, the conflict there is like construction on a freeway. you drive by, it's been going on for years, you never see any progress at all. >> that's what i'm saying. >> it's like it goes on forever. >> in other words, it's a union job. >> y
before the united nations general assembly this week and arguing against a u.n. vote on palestinian state hood. some say the speech was an attempt to court jewish voters ahead of a tough reelection bid in 2012, lost last week and supposedly safe house seat in a heavily jewish new york city congressional district raised questions about the level of support that obama has with the traditionally democratic group. we're back with dan henninger and dorothy rabinowicz. and fred steven joins the panel. has the president been anti-israel? >> yes, yes, he has. >> paul: how so? >> begin with the hostility towards benjamin netanyahu, who is the prime minister of israel. a number of meetings in which netanyahu was ushered out the back door, occasions when he was publicly berated by senior administration officials and a speech earlier this year, in which he created a formula in you which israel was expect today withdraw from territories about actually getting an end, the conflict with the palestinians and what you've seen in the last few days with the speech, at the u.n. is more of a reflection of a p
leader to address the united nations general assembly took the stage today. senior correspondent eric shawn reports on the dramatic appearance of iran's president. >> reporter: he appeared to be praying before he ascended the u.n. podium. when he did, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad predictably used his starry moment to tend the world's problems on united states and israel, what he calls the zionist state. when he again questioned 9/11, that prompted the two american delegates to walk out. >> who used the mysterious 9/11 incident to attack afghanistan and iran. killing, injuring and displacing millions in two countries. >> reporter: they turned out not to be the only ones who had enough. the french high-tailed it when he questioned the holocaust. as he continued, there was a flow of pinstripes heading for the exits. giving ahmadinejad the ultimate diplomatic snub. they missed him implying that usama bin laden was murdered to cover up the truth. >> instead of finding him, the fact-finding team they killed the main perpetrator. and through his body -- pushed his body in the sea. >
the united nations general assembly is meeting. the big issue is the changing face of the middle east and what to do about the palestinians. at this hour, president obama is scheduled to meet with the head of the palestinian authority and senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler reports the president admitted earlier things have not worked out as he had hoped. >> a year after telling the u.n. general assembly it might be able to recognize a new state of palestine at this session, president obama admitted his disappointment. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i assure you, so am i. the question isn't the goal that we seek. the question is how do we reach that goal? >> mr. obama also said the u.n. can't resolve the issues standing in the way of palestinian statehood. >> ultimately, it's the israelis and the palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them. on borders and on security. on refugees and jerusalem. >> his aides have already said the u.s. will veto a security council resolution if necessary, something isr
, nightmares ahead. the united nations general assembly today voted to give libya's seat in the world body to the rebels national transitional counsel. with the fight for control of libya not over yet. the fighters loyal to the muammar qaddafi forces the rebel troops to retreat from a qaddafi stronghold and rebel fighters say his forces are launching sniper and mortar attacks in one town one of the last pockets of pro qaddafi resistance in libya. at president obama were whats the new jobs plan some republicans in washington say there is no way they will vote to pass this bill. how about this? how about the white house never thought this bill would pass? never actually believed it would pass but they want on the record with what they think ought to happen knowing full well it will not happen. now there is word some democrats are not happy either. what kind of world would it be if people could agree? chris wallace is in washington and with us next. we agree on that. quickly. easily. i use pre-defined screeners and insightful trading ideas to dig deeper. work smarter. not harder. i depend on
is dealing with is it this week in new york, coshing the united nations general assembly meeting. tonight on special report, we will look at the serious complications of a potential bid for pal falstatehood. and we'll see how the president recognized the new leaders ever libya. republicans are taking full advantage of the president's quandary over the palestinians, seeking to paint him as giving in to israel's enemies. ahead of thursday's republican canned daylight debate in orlando, we will find out who issues of most of concern to floridians and what brit hume has to say about the president's call to have the rich pay more taxes, citing warren buffett. on the grapevine, you won't believe how much you paid for a government muffin. special report from washington, starting at 6:00 eastern. back to new york and my friends at "the five." >> you know what needs a bump is peter schiff? all right. welcome back to "the five." so there is a new hotline for illegal immigrants facing deportation. for reasons i don't understand, some people are upset about this. the call is a directory to lawyers or
nations general assembly today. the topic, palestinian statehood. we will listen to their comments. believe it or not, there could be another last minute deal necessary to avoid another threatened government shutdown. we'll tell you what this conflict is all about. and in the grapevine, why dead people and their relatives are getting some of your hard earned money. special report from washington starts at 6:00 eastern. now, i will send it back up to new york and my ko colleagues h "the five". ♪ play me some mountain music like grandma and grandis pa used to play ♪ >> welcome back to "the five". it was quite the scene at the united nations earlier today where palestinian president mahmoud abbas took the stage. he is urging members of the u.n. to grant the palestinians statehood. he called on israel to come to peace and perhaps the most interesting moment was when received a standing ovation at the end of his speech. not actually surprising, but a little nauseating because netanyahu who followed him did not. abbas put in the application for statehood today. the u.n. body is going
her speech at the united nations general assembly in new york and she is going to say in this speech that pakistan is committed to peace and stability in the region and is going to say that pakistan has a firm determination not to allow terrorists to operate on pakistani territory. in the meantime the pakistani prime minister issued another warning again today to the united states not to take unilateral military action on pakistani land. listen. >> we are a sovereign country. how can they come in and raid our country? >>jonathan: that has fallen on deaf ears, with u.s. missiles hitting militant strongholds in northern area of pakistan today. >>shepard: pentagon officials have been openly critical of pakistan but, now, they are toning it down. >>jonathan: the pentagon has been openly critical accusing them of having direct ties with the terrorist network in afghanistan, but, today, state department officials dialed back on that a bit again talking about cooperation between the u.s. and pakistan. listen. >> we believe that we can strengthen our cooperation together and we can work toge
ahmadinejad appearance before the united nations general assembly. it would seem that iran's dealer ins are trying to court favorable public opinion and try to blunt the inevitable criticism they are going to face at the u.n. about the nuclear program and their human rights record. so, that is probably the reason for the timing of the release. now, we do know from the lawyer for the two men that the bail money or ransom money as some called it was paid, again, bioman, itself. the reason for that is unclear. ohman is, obviously, a long term and important u.s. ally but why they would hand over $1 million is not yet clear. clearly there probably is some quid pro quo in terms of u.s. support and backing for ohman. >>shepard: we don't know what this is all about, in essence? >>jonathan: we don't know the reason for them paying $1 million. they have not acknowledged it. that is what we hear from the lawyers involved in the case and what we understood happened with the release of sarah shourd last year at $500,000. but, there are reasons that remain unknown. >>shepard: president obama saying t
obama here at the united nations general assembly. so while he ignored questions about the israeli palestinian peace process, for instance, as he left the u.n. building earlier, he was happy to stop and talk about the hikers. listen. >> wonderful news about the hikers. we are thrilled. i could not feel better for their families and those moms who we have been in close contact with. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> other officials also talked about those sort of happy sentiments but also reminded us all, shep, that the iranians should never have arrested the two plus the woman, share shourd who was released a year ago in the first place, that iranian behavior was unacceptable in holding them for so long and reminding us that those two men, in effect, lost two years of their lives in an iranian prison. shep? >> back to the question of timing. it seems obvious there are no coincidences here. >> no coincidence at all that this release comes just a day before president mahmoud ahmadis due to addressed u.n. general assembly. look for his chief of staff that this was an act of
to new york in 48 hours. for yet another week at the annually united nations general assembly meetings. the media lining up to try and grab those so-called exclusive interviews with him. you know it is an annual rite. how does the mainstream media treat ahmadinejad? liz trotta joins us with her commentary. good morning. >> good morning. how does they treat him do you ask? with kid gloves with velvet gloves. the big news last week was the "today" show and ann curry, their star went to iran and did this big public relations interview, although they call it news. as the scene-setter for ahmadinejad's trip to new york. here's what she said, part of what she said in her script. she says that we were granted the first ever behind the scenes access to the daily schedule of iran's president ahmadinejad. drawing back a curtain on one of the world's most controversial and secretive leaders. drawing back the curtain? this is a man who wants israel destroyed. hates jews. hates the united states. thinks the holocaust was a piece of fiction. thinks 9/11 was a fairy story fashioned by the u.s. govern
shoulder at the united nations. diplomats from the u.s. and other western nations walk out of the general assembly during an off the wall address. he questioned the holocaust again and accusing the u.s. of using the mysterious 9/11 attacks to launch attacks. bob ward is accused of fatally shooting his wife. his attorneys argue the woman was suicidal and ward was trying to stop her from killing herself. a former biology pro feelsor in huntsville pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. she was allegedly angry over the school's refusal to grant her tenure. world markets down sharply and investors feeling a lot of pain in the united states. the dow is down quite a bit. it's down 421 points at the moment. robert gray is joining us from fox business network. robert, second day of a pretty bad slump. >> reporter: it started with the fed yesterday. they spooked investors with that statement after their policy meeting ended when they put out a statement that they saw significant risks to the down side for the economy. we have been talking about this for several months and years in some cases ab
this week for the opening of the united nations general assembly, knowing he's going to be asked about this a lot, it's an embarrassment. he clearly wanted it cleared before that happened, and it does seem to be a sign of tension between the two branches of government. that's not uncommon in the iranian system. jenna: it'll be interesting to to see how this plays out. ahmadinejad speaks on thursday, one report i read today is that he's trying to appeal to the moderate middle class in iran which will be an interesting pattern if if that is, indeed, the case. jerry, nice to have you and such interesting perspective. thank you for sharing that story with us. >> happy to be with you. jon: some breaking news out of germany and a chain reaction tragedy. a major train collision with many people hurt. a nearby car accident may be to blame. >>> plus, senator lindsey graham joining us to talk about the president eat trillion dollar deficit plan. the senator says the president's tax hike will be, quote, dead on arrival, on capitol hill. we'll talk to him just ahead. accept it. you can't change th
for the tourists to get close to the hollywood sign. martha: looming over this week's united nations general assembly. papalestinians wants the u.n. to recognize them as the state of palestine for all of the proceedings in the united nations. this has is trail outraged and put our president in a difficult position. the u.s. is expected to veto that if it does indeed make it to the security council. hillary clinton is work on the situation at the u.n. and trying to convince the palestinians to negotiate directly with israel. here is more from secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we continue to believe that our pressing the point that the only way to a solution which is what we support and want to see happen is through negotiations. no matter what does or doesn't happen this week, it will not produce the kind of outcome that everyone is hoping for. martha: dan gillerman is a former ambassador to the u.n. we laid out what's happening. what is your reaction to this? >> i think the secretary is right. the only way to have the palestinian state -- i say the for six years, i had the privilege of
of the united nations general assembly, ahmadinejad will be coming to new york and this will potentially be a political feather in his cap. jenna: we'll see. sarah shoud was released september 14th, last year, so we'll see if it's repeated this time around. p.j., nice to have you. >> all right jenna. jon: at a time of economic uncertainty, the price of gold is soaring. it is lead to go a new american gold rush, unlike the first one in 1849, though, california seems to be getting left behind this time. we'll tell you why. >>> also, it's time to vote for our must-see moment of the day. rick is at the web wall with details. >> reporter: i've got a job for you at home, now is the time to go to the foxnews.com/happening now page, if you've ever seen a blue whale, could be your chance if you vote for that, or see a romantic proposal, a national guard soldier proposing to his girlfriend at an airport, or your final option, a crazy car chase in aus rail kwrarbgs involving a yellow porsche which could be reason enough to make this your selection. now is the time, go and vote, we'll have the resul
to the united nations general assembly. so, of course, it's all still a bit shrouded in mystery. we don't know who posted the bail, the assumptions are it was someone in oman. posted the bail for sarah shourd. the third person in that group, the young woman released last year on humanitarian grounds. so we should, if the good news is in fact to be believed, we should have it sometime within the next hour or so. back to you guys. >> you will bring that information to us right when it happens. thanks for that report. >> attention, hikers, once they get free, we should not hike in that area. can we go the rockies, perhaps, sometime? >> he murdered a police officer 22 years ago and in just 13 hours from now, troy davis will pay with his own life. he'll be executed. >> are you giving snup>> no. >> when will you give up? >> never! >> supporters for troy holding a vigil outside of death row. he's scheduled to die at 7:00 p.m. tonight for the murder of an off-duty police officer. he was working as a security guard when he was shot dead rushing to help a homeless man who was being attacked. lawyers
at the u.n. been -- at the united nations and he's going to address the general assembly there. what can we expect from mr. ahmadinejad this aim around, eric? >> reporter: hi martha. you know, he's back! and it's almost like he never leaves. this is the seventh time that mahmoud ahmadinejad has addressed the general assembly at the united nations and as expected, we can expect him to attack the united states. and israel. and deny iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. we'll also get his view of the upcoming palestinian vote. you know he's denied the holocaust, called for wiping israel off the map, said there are no homosexuals in iran and called protestors criminals. he has given one on one interviews, an opportunity for him to spread his message. this is one we did last year when i conducted an interview with him for fox news. at that time, he said that the u.s. government was involved in 9/11. i asked him why he would say much nutty and insane things. this morning, "the new york times" says he's making an effort to be friendly and conciliatory, but some opponents think he should be arrested. >
obama's trip to new york next week to address the united nations general assembly. the palestinians want the u.n. to support their hopes to establish their own state. the u.s. does not back their desires. so-called arab spring in countries like libya and egypt put the white house and the state department in a very awkward position here. catherine herridge live in washington for us. where do things stand right now? >> reporter: well, thank you, jon and good morning. this potential showdown at the u.n. next week has been brewing for months and the stated position of hillary clinton and other members of the administration is that they do support statehood for the pa palestinians but through negotiation not through recognition alternate the united nations. a white house spokesman emphasized the point. >> the palestinians will not and cannot achieve statehood through a declaration at the united nations. it is a distraction and in fact it's counter procee counter productive. that remains our position. we continue to be focused with great intensity on the need to get israelis and palestinians t
in central park rather than speaking at the united nations general assembly. he is a murderer, his actions, his acts of terrorismism tend from lebanon, iraq, afghanistan to buenos be air race. >> reporter: during his speech there are traditionally walkouts by a variety of the delegations, usuallyily by the united states. the canadians, though, won't have that opportunity. they reportedly are not even sending their ambassador to sit inside the hall to listen to ahmadinejad in the first place. back to you, jon. jon: yeah. could be a colossal waste of time for a lot of those diplomats. eric shawn, thanks. jenna: well, waste of time especially when there's so much to do. there's a lot going on today. jon: there is. jenna: americans all over the country will be taking part in tonight's fox news/google debate. it's for very first time ever. republican presidential candidates will answer questions submitted by you and questions that have been voted on by the public. you can take part in this interactive debate, shannon bream is live in orlando with more on this. >> reporter: hi, jenna. it all sta
. >> on behalf of the general assembly, i have the honor to welcome the united states, to the united nations. his excellency barack obama, president of the united states of america. martha: bring back ambassador bolton. we'll have couple quick thoughts. ambassador bolton, what do you think we'll hear this morning? >> i think this will be a long list of the president's accomplishments at least in his mind from last year. very interesting to hear what he will say about the state of palestinian -- palestine. martha: thank you, john bolton. >> mr. president, mr. secretary-general, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen, this is a great honor for me to be here today. i would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the united nations, the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world. war and conflict have been with us since the beginning of civilizations but in the first part of the 20th century, the advance of modern weaponry led to death on a staggering scale. with this killing that compelled the founders of this body to build an institution that was focused not just on ending one war b
) >> as iranian president ahmadnejad returns to new york for the united nations general assembly. the world wants to know how closely that company is developing a nuclear weapon. >> dave: tonight, fox news takes a closer look at the evidence in the fox news reporting, iran's nuclear secrets. >> good morning, eric. what can we expect from this? >> the question is how are they to go it, how is iran billed ago nuclear bond. you can't get this stuff at wal-mart. we decide today investigate how they're trying to do this. you do it in several ways, companies around the globe, shell companies that procure the material. and you get a widget, that could be made for one thing, but you really can use it in the nuclear cycle and that's what they do. and have the scientists to cooperate and a vast network revealed about this. of course, the iranians said they he don't want a nuclear bomb and it's only for energy to produce electricity and the evidence shows otherwise and talked to ambassador last year when he was here in new york for the u.n. and he was coming back last week and this is what he told me when i
the east river here in new york city. at the united nations 193 member countries gather for the general assembly. the state of iran suspected nuclear weapons program is a looming cloud. sanctions against iran have been in place for decades and many argue they are not working. a whopping $1 billion has been paid in fines by international banks doing all kinds of shady business with iran. but we asked what is some of the undeniable scientific proof of iran's nuclear weaponization programs? it?is behind who is profiting from it? and who is the nuclear godfather spreading the bomb around a the world? senior correspondent eric shawn and amy kellogg and the fox news investigative team dig deep and travel far to bring you this critical information. this crit information. >> it is a region in chaos. iran 73 million have been dominated for 43 years by a dangerous regime. >> the nuclear weapons program is a serious threat. >> if the iranians get nuclear weapons it will be a huge change in the world. >> is any of this funded by illegal international banking. >> the bank plies were instructed to hi
to throw some fuel into the fire here. for an already tense session at the united nations, the general assembly is trying to deal with the palestinian authority's intention of putting in a request for u.n. membership. that would essentially force the world to recognize palestinian statehood without any direct negotiations between the palestinian authority and israel and it's a very dangerous slope as far as president obama is concerned. he spent his time at the podium urging the palestinian authority not to do that. but at this point, there's no indication that they are not going to go forward. the u.s., of course, has that option of vetoing the request outright. it would put an end to it. there's concern that the u.s. does that, there could be a backlash of violence in the middle east so a very precarious situation today. and mahmoud ahmadinejad's arrival here at the u.n. to speak is not putting anyone at ease. that's the latest from here at the u.n. let's take it back to you guys. >> all right, thank you very much for the live report from the east side of manhattan. >> now to the oth
opposition from the united states and israel. as you can see there are many in the general assembly giving the palestinian president a stand ovation approach the podium. listen. >> activities embody the core of a policy of colonial military occupation of the land of the palestinian people and the brutality of aggression and racial discrimination against our people this policy entails. >> israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu countered that israel has given up land but it has not brought the two sides closer to peace. more on the prime minister's speech in a moment. >> an israeli soldier killing a palestinian protester during clashes on the west bank. the israel army reports they used live ammunition after settlers and palestinians started throwing stones. but we should note thousands of palestinians celebrated president abbas' request for statehood at the u.n. peacefully. and now the news live from the new york newsroom. what else did president abbas have to say? >> he was given a standing ovation before he spoke. the palestinian sport president abbas handed the united nations secretar
at the general assembly where they will not be successful is the security council. not because the united states has already announced it will use one of the veto votes in order to prevent a palestinian stayed hood. that presents a possible showdown on the ground here in israel. the clashes of the begin back in 2000 resulted in thousands of people dead, suicide bombings, riots and the israeli reprisals. after 2005 there was relative calm but they broke peace talks and never put a deal on the table and they are loath to offer any type of concessions. where do we go from here? there are massive rallies in support of the statehood vote. israelis have been planning all summer for huge clashes. if the palestinians can keep things in control they may very well win the pr war and it couldn't come at a worst time here in israel. it means that israel has lost a key ally inegypt. cairo was attacked by a huge mob. just last week. the israeli actions in turkey was thrown out. and they have given the palestinians a huge boost into morale because suddenly everybody is realizing that mass demonstrations and ev
courtroom. but first, tuesday night, intense action at the united nations where world leaders have gathered for the general assembly. tops on the agenda, libya. and what to do. the head of the rebel transitional council addressed members days after the u.n. voted to take libya's official seat. as the country's pre-gadhafi flag flew outside the building, the council leader told members his nation has returned to the international community. president obama among those who welcomed them back. >> to the libyan people, this is your chance and today the world is saying with one unmistakable voice, we will stand with you as you seize this moment of promise, as you reach for the freedom, the dignity, and the opportunity that you deserve. >> shep: but even as president obama spoke, moammar gadhafi's shadow hovered over the proceedings. his spokesman said gadhafi has enough weapons to fight for years and that he's willing to do it. important to note here, this is not the only significant event unfolding at the u.n. far from it. there is also the looming matter of the palestinian's request for formal
that is front and center the syrian representative addressing the general assembly. than then >>jonathan: very interesting and it was not president assad deciding not to come to the united nations leaving the country at the moment would be difficult for him at it is in the grip of so much violence. the foreign minister instead addressed the general assembly today and he put the blame for all the violence on foreign intervention as he called it. listen. >> syria exercises its responsibility to protect its citizens. it has acted to guarantee the safety and stability and vigilance against the danger of foreign intervention that assumed a different form with every passing day and challenging it does not mean underestimating popular. >>jonathan: the united nations have said that syrian security forces have killed some 2,700 citizens in the last few months. trace? >>trace: thank you, jonathan from new york. vanderbilt university threatening to shut down some religious groups on campus if they don't follow the school's nondiscrimination policy. that means the groups must allow people different faiths
before. there's an important week coming up, the general assembly for the united nations. talk us through why next week is so important and why we should be focused on what's happening specifically with our ally israel. >> well, this is the week when all the heads of state and government come 20 a-- come to address the general assembly, president obama will speak on wednesday. it's going to be a bad week for israel. number one, we've got the so-called durbay-3 conference which will reamp the declaration reached in durbin, south africa that says israel is a racist state and therefore illegitimate and the palestinians apparently defying the obama administration's wish, they're going to press their resolution, whether in the general assembly or the security council to have palestine quote unquote declared a state and if they run there that through the general assembly they will prevail. so it's a lot of efforts at the political level, at the u.n., to isolate israel, to make life very difficult for it, combined with the strategic uncertainty militarily and politically in the region. i think i
assembly hall in the united nations. when he does so he will be defying the united states. the obama administration has vet end to veto this if and when it gets to the security council as well as israel saying they can only achieve a palestinian state through negotiation. some think this is more a symbolic move than substantive. the palestinians say this is their own option. >> we will not seek violence, we will only pursue what we believe is rightly ours, this is our phoplt, thinks the moment of palestine and the united nations, and this is the time for us to celebrate now what is becoming issue number one, and hopefully it will be decided tpaeufrpb plea. >> reporter: the negotiations have been stuck on the same familiar sticking points, the freeze and nonfreeze of housing settlements. the 1967 lines. the final status of jerusalem among others. a former ambassador to the united nations told us that although the israelis believe in achieving a palestinian state, this is not the way. >> by going to the united nations to try and resolve the aspects of our bilateral differences he's eng
, the situation in afghanistan would deteriorate. >> 1510, united nations security resolution has to be implemented. it cannot be implemented without troops. >> in 2008, we lost more troops in afghanistan, 120 dead and 104 from nato allies than at any time since the war began in 2001. and for the first time, prominent military officials began warning of the possibility of defeat. the taliban had the momentum. >> we have seen a tremendous amount of bravery up to that time. what it took at that moment, when people were doubting and our backs were against the wall ttook a lot of resilience. it took a tremendous perseverance to keep that fight against al qaeda and keep pushing, bring more troops in to ultimately turn the tables and put al qaeda on their back foot. >> before i talk about that aspect of the counter attack, colonel kelley has corrected our premise, the first counter attack was not tora bora, it came before october 200 one, it came on september 11,uent 01. >> over the skies of pennsylvania, flight 93, the 9/11 commission made that point. it was the first time that u.s. ci
sanctions make the violence worse. strange to the general assembly and one unlikely to cut any ice with u.s. officials who are still pushing for much stronger sanctions from the united nations security council, trace. >> "the fox report's" chief correspondent jonathan hunt live in the newsroom. a court decisions striking down part of president obama wants health care overhaul will likely end up before the u.s. supreme court. this after the obama administration opted not to pursue it before a federal appeals court. at issue is a ruling in favor of 26 states which had sued claiming the government cannot legally force americans to buy insurance. the white house says the law protects taxpayers from footing the bill for the uninsured. if the case goes to the supreme court, a decision could come during the 2012 presidential campaign. well, there is new fallout today from the stunning collapse of a government-backed solar energy company which could force taxpayers to pick up a half billion dollars tab. we are now hearing about who else solyndra mayo money to. you will recall the company announce
territory. and yet even here in the general assembly the truth can sometimes break through. in 1984 when i was appointed israel's ambassador to the united nations, i visited the great rabbi. he said to me -- and, ladies and gentlemen, i don't want any of you to be offended because from personal experience of serving here, i know there are many honorable men and women, many capable and decent people serving their nations here, but here's what he said to me. he said to me, you'll be serving in a house of many lies. and then he said, remember that even in the darkest place the light of a single candle can be seen far and wide. today i hope that the light of truth will shine, if only for a few minutes, in a hall that for too long has been a place of darkness for my country. so as israel's prime minister, i didn't come here to win applause. i came here to speak the truth. [applause] the truth is -- [applause] the truth is that israel wants peace. the truth is that i want peace. the truth is that in the middle east at all times, but especially during these turbulent days, peace must be anchored
, former ambassador to the united nations and fox news contributor. give us the big picture here, mr. ambassador. you know a lot about how the iranians think when the u.n. general assembly is convening and mahmoud ahmadinejad is set to address this body, all of the sudden the two bodies are freed. why? >> what a coincidence, an amazing coincidence. obviously this is something that ahmadinejad has had in mind, he hinted in it in interviews over the past two weeks and it's intended to give him a propaganda boost to show his good will and humanitarian nature as he addresses the u.n. *pb and doesis his best for the iranian charm offensive during his stay in new york. look, these two people should have been released within a few days after they were picked up, 2 1/2 years ago, along the iran-iraq border, they didn't do anything wrong, they got lost, they were used for political purposes, it was very callous, very political, so while we should be certainly happy they've been released, this is nothing but propaganda on the part of the iranian government. >> and we understand that the bail o
for statehood and that didn't work. then the administration tried to shift it to general assembly, that failed as well. this is this a double defeat for president obama's approach? >> it doesn't lood gook. a key bedrock component has been to breathe light into the united nations. you recall that when we went to war in libya, the administration did not seek approval from congress but did consult and seek approval from the united nations but this episode would seem again to illustrate the limitations of the u.n. does anybody think that palestinian authority would be durable peace between israel and palestinian or more of a symbol that the u.n. can't solve any of the international crisis that occur. >> gregg: how do you think the arab world would react to the u.s. veto? >> some of it is overstated. saudi official, they wrote it would imperil the special relationship between u.s. and saudi arabia. the fact is there is no special relationship between the u.s. and saudi arabia. a lot of people around the world think if you solve israel you solve terrorism. think it's backwards. you have external for
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